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What are Cities for?

What are Cities for?

Mon 1 January 0001 - Sat 5 March 2022
Online Event

Hyde Park Book Club & Same Skies presents

Cities are increasingly where people live, pursue their goals, socialise and work. The twentieth century saw a huge expansion in urban living. But what, if anything, are cities for? Should a city have goals? If so, what ought they be? And how should they be set? In this panel discussion, we invite Alex Frediani, Eve Roodhouse and Prathivadi Anand to discuss these questions.

Same Skies is a Regional Democracy Think Tank for West Yorkshire.

Details of accessing the online event will be emailed in advance of the event starting.


Dr Alexandre Apsan Frediani is a principal researcher at the Human Settlements Group of the International Institute for Environment and Development, in London (UK). Alexandre leads the housing justice thematic work of IIED and he specialises on issues around human development in cities of the global South. 

Eve Roodhouse leads on Culture and Economic Development at Leeds City Council. Her portfolio is wide ranging spanning everything from oversight of Leeds Museums and Galleries through to visitor economy, international relations, economic policy and business support. 

Professor Prathivadi Anand is a specialist in environmental economics and public policy with a focus on the interface of urban economy, environment and sustainability. Dr Anand has held various leadership positions including as the Head of Centre for International Development at Bradford (2010-2015). 



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